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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Seventeen

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Seventeen

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my “tour” of the Guide Book of United States Coins. This week I am starting on page 48 so you can follow along. The subject is Higley coppers, not often called Granby coppers to my knowledge, but listed that way in the Guide Book. These are among the most interesting of all early American issues. They were made in copper, circa 1737 to 1739 by Dr. Samuel Higley of Granby, Connecticut, who held a degree in medicine from Yale College.
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Fifteen

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Fifteen

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Welcome to my latest week in the tour of A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2015 edition (the 2016 edition is out, but still is in early distribution). You can follow along in your copy. The subject for this week is Elephant tokens under the heading of “Early American and Related Tokens” on page 46. As Winston Churchill might have said, Elephant tokens are a mystery wrapped up in an enigma.
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Thirteen

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Thirteen

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

Last week I introduced the contract coinage of William Wood, a British entrepreneur who in 1722 obtained the patent or franchise from King George I to make coins for America. These were in the denominations of halfpenny, penny and twopence and were made of a new alloy.

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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Twelve

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

This week I continue my “tour” through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, now starting with page 41. This week’s subject is William Wood, an English entrepreneur who in 1722 obtained a patent or franchise from King George I to make tokens to be distributed in Ireland and in America. 
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A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eleven

A Tour Through A Guide Book of United States Coins, Part Eleven

By Q. David Bowers, Founder

I continue my tour through the 2015 edition of A Guide Book of United States Coins, and encourage you to follow me. (The 2016 edition is now in circulation, but not widely distributed.)  This week’s discussion is centered on page 41. 

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